First Countesswells land packages ready for market

Countesswells April16

The first land packages for the new Countesswells community in Aberdeen are set to go on the market as selling agents have been appointed.

Shepherd Chartered Surveyors and Savills have been appointed to sell the first parcels of land on the development.

The Stewart Milne Group development will see 3000 new homes build, with 750 of those being affordable. Countesswells Development Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Steward Milne Group, will take the development forward.

Countesswells project director, Jim Fitzsimons, said, “Countesswells is going to be a vibrant and exciting new community for Aberdeen. Giving other developers the opportunity to be part of this will deliver the distinct and diverse neighbourhoods, which will be at the heart of bringing the community to life. Creating a successful community is about more than building homes; it’s about ensuring the quality and amount of different types of homes and their location within the site and how they interlink with each other and with the community facilities.

“Countesswells development briefs will provide guidance to developers on densities, streetscapes and public realm to ensure that the high standards of design and build, and the identity of the community are adhered to. The appointment of our selling agents is a key stage in building the team that will deliver this development.”

Chris Grinyer, managing partner at Shepherd Chartered Surveyors Aberdeen office, said, “Countesswells will have great significance for the Aberdeen housing market over the next 15 years. The land packages coming to market represent very attractive opportunities for developers as they will be serviced and consequently capable of early development. The prestigious nature of Countesswells will appeal to both developers with an existing presence in the north east and also those wishing to expand into the region.”

Graham Reid, development director for Savills Aberdeen, added, “We are very excited to be working with the delivery team to bring Countesswells to life. We have been impressed with the clarity of vision and attention to detail that Stewart Milne Group has applied to both the masterplan and phase one. Given the prime location, on the western edge of Aberdeen, the connectivity and sense of place, the project will represent a very attractive proposition for developers.”

Stewart Milne Group will build around half of the new private homes and other developers will be given the chance to develop the remaining units.

The first three land parcels, totalling 17 acres, are due to be released at the end of May.